Sonko swaps Potters for Pompey

27 July 2010 06:04
Cash-strapped Championship club Portsmouth have signed Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko on a season-long loan.[LNB] The 29-year-old has spent the past two seasons at the Britannia Stadium since moving from Reading.[LNB]He made just one first-team appearance for the Potters last term - in the Carling Cup win at Leyton Orient - and played nine times in a loan spell at Hull.[LNB]Pompey boss Steve Cotterill told the club's official website: "He's a big, strong and very powerful defender. I've followed him for a while and I thought he did a fantastic job at Reading.[LNB]"He's been a bit unlucky during his time at Stoke and hasn't had too many first-team opportunities, although he did spend time on loan at Hull last season. He just needs to get back playing football.[LNB]"We're very thankful to Stoke's chief executive, Tony Scholes, and to Tony Pulis for their help."[LNB]

Source: Team_Talk